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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,029 views]
Bethany Andree, owner of Snack Bar Austin visits KGSR

This morning Bethany Andree brought delicious treats from the newly opened Snack Bar Austin, on S. Congress in between the Austin Motel and Jo’s Coffee Shop, to share with Bryan, Andy and me during our “Tasty Thursdays” segment.
Snack Bar is open from 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. and offers breakfast, brunch, sandwiches, organic wines, global appetizers and more.
Below Bethany prepares some samples for us at her makeshift station:
We enjoyed Rockstar Bagels with cream cheese and house-cured salmon, grits made with goat cheese, dill, and wonderful sweet gulf shrimp, and an …

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[19 Nov 2009 | 5 Comments | 1,650 views]
David Ansel, AKA The Soup Peddler on KGSR

David Ansel, a friend of mine since I first moved to Austin, was our guest this morning on the KGSR Late Show. Below he shows off his trusty Soup Peddler branded cooler that he used to transport containers of soup and entrees for us lucky ones to try.

Some things you might not know about the Soup Peddler:

You must order your food by the Saturday night before the week you would like to pick it up or have it delivered. This is not fast food people. Sign up for his e-newsletter …

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[12 Nov 2009 | One Comment | 1,759 views]

While I was traveling for my day job, Bryan and Andy interviewed and sampled wonderful dishes from Jason Donoho, executive chef of Fino and Asti.
Topics included:

His biggest culinary influence (mom)
Favorite local spots to eat — Uchi, Din Ho, and Chen’s Noodle House
Fino’s Chef’s TableĀ  Series
The end of Gourmet magazine
Tasting delicious dishes from both Fino and Asti

If you are viewing this on e-mail, visit Tasty Touring online to download the audio files:

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[5 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | 2,219 views]
Statesman Restaurant Critic Mike Sutter on KGSR

This morning at 8:15 a.m. CT, Statesman food editor and restaurant critic Mike Sutter will join us on the KGSR morning show to chat about his first year on the job, some of the 25 best dishes in Austin, and how it’s possible that no picture of him appears on a Google image search.
The paper’s dining guide will come out on Friday. Below is a video of Mike and food writer Addie Broyles from a Statesman promotional video. See if you can figure out who’s who…

I met Mike in …

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[29 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 3,026 views]
Indian Food Expert and “Vegicurean” Chaya Rao on KGSR

We loved having Chaya Rao as our guest on the KGSR show today. She brought a traditional South Indian upscale breakfast including:
Idlys – Steamed while dumplings made out of rice and black lentil
Vadas – Deep fried black lentil batter seasoned with pepper, cumin, curry leaves, ginger & serrano chilies
Khati Rolls – Flat bread rolls stuffed with Paneer cheese & Red peppers (like an Indian breakfast taco!)
Dipping Sauces

Coconut chutney
Ginger pickle in a spicy tamarind sauce
Makhni sauce – Cashew nut, cream & tomato based sauce

Chai tea
Cardamom & Cinnamon rolls with toasted coconuts …

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